Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing Find Disappointment In Daytona 500

Here's a look at how some of the multi-car NASCAR Sprint Cup teams fared in Sunday's Daytona 500:

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS (Highest finisher: 10th)

Nothing much went right for Hendrick Motorsports on Sunday. Jimmie Johnson (27th) and Jeff Gordon (28th) both sustained damage in the "Big One" at Lap 29, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s chance at a Daytona 500 victory disappeared when he got a flat tire avoiding a wreck, then was wrecked himself just a few laps later.

Mark Martin did rally from a couple laps down to finish 10th, but overall, it wasn't the kind of day Hendrick hoped for.

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING (Highest finisher: 9th)

Paul Menard was the team's only top-10 finisher, which likely says a lot in itself. A once-promising Speedweeks literally went up in smoke for Kevin Harvick (42nd) and Jeff Burton (36th) after both drivers blew an engine.

Clint Bowyer looked like a serious contender to win the Daytona 500 until he was part of a late crash and finished 17th.

JOE GIBBS RACING (Highest finisher: 8th)

Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin both had a shot to win, though Joey Logano's chances took a hit when he was caught a piece of Brad Keselowski's crash.

Hamlin had a real chance at his first Daytona 500 victory, but was sustained damage when Regan Smith was turned by a too-fast bump-draft by Kurt Busch.

Kyle Busch was spun early, but rallied to contend for the win.

ROUSH FENWAY RACING (Highest finisher: 2nd)

It was a banner day for Fords, as the manufacturer went 1-2-3 in the Daytona 500. But only one of those was a Roush Fenway Racing car – Carl Edwards.

Still, given that Trevor Bayne is more or less a Roush driver (he races for the team in the Nationwide Series and is likely to get a Cup ride with Roush at some point), it was overall a good day.

Edwards nearly won the race, while David Ragan surprised many by running up front for most of the day until an ill-advised move before the start/finish line on a restart earned him a black flag. He finished 14th.

The day wasn't all good, though. Greg Biffle (35th) was involved in two incidents – one of which when he accidentally wrecked teammate Matt Kenseth (34th).

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